Talk about tone deaf!
Over the weekend, Jen Shah’s family launched a GoFundMe to help raise $2.5 million to cover the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star’s legal fees.
In March, Jen was arrested for a multi-million dollar “telemarketing scheme” and was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She currently faces up to 30 years in prison.
While Jen has insisted she’s innocent of the charges, she still needs to mount quite the defense if she expects to be found not guilty. And as we all know, top-notch lawyers are EXPENSIVE AF, so Jen needs to come up with quite a bit of dough to pay her legal fees.
Enter Jen’s cousin, Danny Filipe, who created a Justice For Jen Shah GoFundMe page.
The page’s goal was to raise $2.5 million to cover Jen’s legal fees as she is due back in court in October.
“I created this Go Fund Me Campaign to help my loving cousin Jennifer Shah raise $2.5 million for her legal fees. Each year in the United States, more than 10,000 people are falsely accused and wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit,” Filipe wrote in the page’s description.
“On March 30, lawyers from the Southern District of New York brought extremely serious allegations against my cousin. On April 2, Jen proclaimed her innocence by entering a plea of ‘not guilty,’ and hired an experienced team of New York lawyers that have begun aggressively defending her and fighting the government’s case,” the description continued. “We are asking 10,000 caring souls to donate $250. Jen is facing decades incarcerated in prison separated from her family if she is unable to mount a competent and well-thought-out defense.”
Real Housewives fans quickly caught wind of the page and were furious over it.
“This is absolutely disgusting, and I have reported it to GoFundMe. I hope others have to. Clearly, people know better you have received a single donation. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, but then again, she stole money from the elderly, so,” one fan wrote on Filipe’s Instagram page.
“This is nuts,” another fan added.
A third commented: “You’ve gotta be kidding me.”
Another fan suggested Jen sell her designer clothes: “Looks like Jen needs to set up a Poshmark page and unload all that designer s**t she has.”
Others slammed Jen for having “zero shame,” adding that they were “Speechless.”
One fan then claimed: “Omg, the girl can afford six assistants and a glam squad! Send her to a financial counselor if she can’t find the money to pay for her legal fees.”
GoFundMe later took the page down.
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Source: The Sun